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Qvest Media’s Third CABSAT Exhibition
With its business divisions – Distribution, System Integration, Consulting, Rental and Support & Maintenance – Dubai-based Qvest Media offers its customers a comprehensive range of broadcasting services from a single source. Qvest Media, hall Sheikh Saeed 2 on stand S2-D3, is exhibiting at CABSAT for the third consecutive year. “For us, CABSAT is an absolute must in view of the very rapidly growing broadcast and media market in the Middle East region. Considering this and the growing number of contacts and leads that we generate each year at the exhibition, CABSAT has become a highly valuable market place for Qvest Media that allows us to present our range of services to the visitors,” said Stephan Seelaender, General Manager of Qvest Media. In line with its sister company Wellen+Nöthen in Germany, the company is following German quality standards in the Middle East region. The company distributes professional broadcasting and media solutions of renowned manufacturers such as Annova Systems, DEV Systemtechnik, Jünger, LNYX, MediaGeniX, Riedel, RTW, S4M and VSM Control. In most cases, Qvest Media is the exclusive distributor

CABSAT is an absolute must in view of the very rapidly growing media market
for the products throughout the entire Middle East region. For example recently, the company delivered high-end audio solutions of its distribution partner Riedel to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The United Arab Emirates’ largest mosque commissioned Qvest Media with the supply of a high-tech audio network to perfect the transmission of audio signals. In the field of system integration Qvest Media looks back at a wide range of successfully implemented projects. Due to its excellent technical knowhow, it welcomed Arabian broadcasting network Al Jazeera as a new customer in 2009, only a few months after

Stephan Seelaender, General Manager of Qvest Media

Qvest Media was founded. Since then, the company has been realising several large system integration projects for Al Jazeera, e.g. the technical realisation of a new training centre in Doha and the technical implementation of tapeless infrastructure for Al Jazeera, which received the “Technology Implementation of the Year” award in 2010 . For the UAE’s major telecommunications provider Etisalat, Qvest Media constructed a broadcast and IPTV playout centre. Recently, the company was recognised again, this time as “System Integrator of the Year 2011”.

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What Is Cellular Uplinking?
By Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing, Live U
The connectivity of terrestrial wireless networks – 3G, 4G LTE, WiMAX and Wi-Fi – can provide an increasingly resilient, comprehensive and cost-effective alternative to streaming video via traditional satellite and fibre. Equipment is lightweight and highly portable, housed in one backpack with minimal time required for set-up and go. LiveU’s LU60 can transmit video to a main hub, such as a studio or broadcast centre, or directly to an online video player for live streaming. that automatically senses all the wireless networks in its proximity, and splits the video stream among those channels simultaneously. This resiliency enables live reporting from moving vehicles. Latency can start from below one second, depending on network conditions. On the receive side, LiveU software installed on any internet-connected PC receives those streams and reconstructs the HD video into its original frames. Standard wireless technologies can be notoriously fickle – unacceptable in a live broadcast environment. Video transmission bitrates depend on the cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or BGAN conditions at the time and place of transmission, and on the capacity of network operators. In many areas of the world, there is little signal strength and capacity to stream video. LiveU aggregates bandwidth over multiple carriers so that collectively they provide enough power to transmit up to 1080p HD signals using H.264 encoding – in the vast majority of cases this is using 3G networks. This is achieved by bonding modems together in a single unit combined with powerful RF technology LiveU’s portable backpack uplink system

Smart Cellular Uplinks

Ronen Artman

Data Plans

LiveU’s service package accommodates all the components needed for wireless transmission from data plan to field units and round the clock 24/7/365 support frees the customer from managing multiple data plans, eliminates the risk of roaming charges, and contains all the elements involved in wireless uplinking in one simple bill.

users to extend their use of live content, reacting instantly to news whenever it happens. For live sports, multi-link cellular uplinking typically augments a standard satellite broadcast infrastructure. Camera operators can deliver on-the-spot video for quick updates, sideline and changing room interviews, roaming crowd shots and more. LiveU’s solutions have been used at high-profile events, including the 2011 British Royal Wedding, Academy Awards®, GRAMMY Awards®, Super Bowl, Brazilian Carnival, World Cup in South Africa, NBC for the 2012 US presidential race and IMG for Golfing World. Sangat TV also used the technology to cover the riots earlier this year, footage that was then used by the BBC and Sky.

Live Video

Using cellular networks opens up new possibilities for broadcasters because of the inherent speed of deployment and mobility, introducing a new era for live video to TV and web. The portability of devices allows


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Pictorvision Academy Award
The Ultimate Strategy to Win
Importance of Smooth Streaming
Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
Trilogy Communications Celebrates 25 years
CES 2012 Smarter Systems on Show
Vitec Videocom CEO Joop Janssen has the Answers
Space Saving 3D System
OpticamSWITCH Success at Swiss TV
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